29 September 2019
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sends best wishes to all celebrating the Jewish New Year. She said:
Warmest greetings to everyone in Scotland’s Jewish communities as they begin to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and mark the holy day of Yom Kippur. At this special time of contemplation, I send my best wishes for the year ahead.
“Scotland’s Jewish communities make a significant contribution to our society and we appreciate everything you do to promote peace and understanding. Celebrating the cultural and religious identity of our faith communities is more important now than ever as we work to tackle the hatred and prejudice that unfortunately still exists within society. I look forward to continuing to work together as we build more inclusive, resilient communities across Scotland.
“I hope for the year ahead to bring joy and happiness to you all – Shanah Tovah!”